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Parks & nature in West Side, Vancouver

Playground
“There are lots of great parks in the neighbourhood. This is the nearest, with tennis courts, soccer field and a playground.”
8 locals recommend
Park
“We love to take our dog here. Off leash dog area where she can run around and play fetch.”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Great beach with great views. You will find more beaches around here as well. Ask about Wreck Beach ... our famous nudist beach close to Locarno Beach, below University of BC.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“A quieter alternative to the main Kits beach. Great views of the north shore, and only accessible during low tide! ”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Tennis anyone? Great grassy spot for chilling out, if you'd rather just watch.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Nice walk. Pass through olympic village. Nice views of downtown and the dragon boats.”
6 locals recommend
General Travel
“Departing from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver, the Wild Whales experience allows you to observe whales and the diverse wildlife of the Pacific Coast in their natural habitat. It is an unforgettable, trip of a lifetime! Board one of our four vessels at Vancouver’s unique and historic Granville Island. Keep your cameras ready as you travel down False Creek and into English Bay, where the views of Vancouver, the Coast Mountains and Stanley Park are unparalleled. From English Bay, we pass the Fraser River estuary into the Strait of Georgia. Every trip, every day is different as we explore the Canadian Gulf Islands, the US San Juan Islands and beyond in search of our killer whales, humpbacks, and all of the other wildlife along the way. Sightings guaranteed or your next trip is free! Our trips vary greatly in length, from 3-6 hours. We are often asked why we have such variation in our schedule. The answer? The wildlife we are looking for is unpredictable. Whales are always moving and searching for food, we cannot say where they will be from one day to the next. However, we want to give all of our guests the opportunity to experience these amazing mammals. We will therefore travel those extra miles on days when the whales are further away from Vancouver. Departures We offer daily departures from downtown Vancouver beginning April until the end of October. Reservations are always recommended and we ask you to arrive at our office 45 minutes before your scheduled departure. Trips can last anywhere from 3-6 hours depending where the whales are found.”
3 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely walking spot with stunning views that runs through one of Vancouver's most expensive neighborhoods. It connects two of Vancouver's best beaches: Kits Beach and Jericho Beach”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Playground for the little ones, tennis courts, huge lawn, great view of the skyline.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Awesome Park with pheonominal view of the city. Great for stretching the legs and getting outside with locals.”
4 locals recommend
Park
2 locals recommend
Trail
3 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park with a stunning view of the water, mountains and down-town Vancouver. A short walk down the street. ”
4 locals recommend
Beach
“quieter than kits beach and a great spot for a picnic or bbq. it's 3 minute bike ride or 8 minute walk. there are some simple concessions with quick food and it is close to the Jericho Sailing Club that has a patio restaurant open to the public. ”
2 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Similar to the Aquabus, zip around False Creek to numerous stops along the way. ”
3 locals recommend